Curating Extravagant Welcome

Matthew 10:40-42 [Jesus said:] “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and […]

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Caring for Lives, Forsaking Fear

Matthew 10:26-31 ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body […]

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From Reeling to Kneeling to Healing

Matthew 9:35 – 10:1 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he […]

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Who Is Your Authority?

Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, […]

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Sacred Connections

John 17:6-11    I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have […]

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Lean into Love

John 14:15-21 [Jesus said:] “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Abba, who will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees the Spirit nor knows the Spirit. You know the Spirit, […]

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Some Honest Questions

John 14:1-14 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust into God, trust also into me. 2In my Abba’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and […]

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Where Is Our Emmaus?

Luke 24:13-16; 30-35   NRSV All right, so imagine: something cataclysmic, unexpected, sudden, and scary just happened, and is happening. Can you imagine it? Hmm…somehow I think you can. So that’s the story here. We have two people feeling all kinda low and dragging their feet down a road. The foundations of their belief were rocked […]

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Wonderful Doubt!

John 20:19-31    Would you consider yourself to be a skeptical person? Are you a doubter? And now, be present in this very moment. What’s going on? In the world, in your community, in your home? Don’t judge it or interpret it. Just think about what is actually happening. Let’s you and I do something together, […]

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